2017-05-10

ACA SA May 2017

May News from SA

11 May 2017

ACA – SA is forging ahead with advocacy around the procrement of STEM works and proposed changes to government contracts. 

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2017-05-09

Know your award

Know Your Awards? They have changed!

9 May 2017

Join ACA – SA lunch for a special presentation on the Architects Award and other awards relevant to practice.

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2016-10-23

Fee proposal

ACA Member Offer - Fee Proposal Workshops

9 May 2017

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a 10% discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops around Australia in May and June. 

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2017-05-02

Mentoring

The Merits of Mentoring

8 May 2017

When it comes to creating a motivated and well-supported architectural workforce, mentoring is a no-brainer, argues Michael Smith. 

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2017-05-03

2017 Budget Impact Survey

2017 Federal Budget Impact Survey

4 May 2017

The One-Minute Federal Budget Impact Survey is here again – tell us what the 2017 budget will mean for your business and the profession.

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2015-06-12

Gill Matthewson_National Salary Survey webinar

National Salary Survey Webinar

25 April 2017

What are current pay rates in the industry? What are the trends for 2017 and how have salaries changed? Gill Matthewson analyses the ACA National Salary Survey for the May 2017 ACA National Webinar.

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2017-04-17

Farewell Theo Gaunt Welcome Emma Brain

Farewell Theo Gaunt, Welcome Emma Brain

17 April 2017

ACA – WA farewells Theo Gaunt and welcomes Emma Brain as the new branch executive officer. 

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2017-04-17

SA April

SA April news

17 April 2017

An update from ACA – SA.

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2017-04-17

Architectural Services Panel

Have Your Say on the Future of the WA Architectural Services Panel

17 April 2017

The WA government is seeking input regarding the future of the Architectural Services Panel and new arrangements for commissioning architects for government projects.

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2017-04-11

Procuring architectural services

Procuring Architectural Services - an Industry Discussion Paper

13 April 2017

The ACA Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services aims to provoke conversation and thought about the role procurement plays in the development of our cities and communities.

 

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2017-04-11

BILT ANZ

Talking Tech at BILT

12 April 2017

Co-organiser of BILT ANZ 2017, Ceilidh Higgins, gives us a rundown of the program and points out the value of all architects at all levels keeping abreast of technological change.

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2017-04-12

ACIF Forecasts 2017

ACIF Forecasts Launch - May 2017

12 April 2017

ACIF is launching its new ten-year forecasts for building and construction at the ACIF Briefing in Sydney on Thursday 4 May.

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2017-04-14

Short form architect client agreement

Announcing the new Short-Form Client-Architect Agreement

11 April 2017

Join ACA – NSW/ACT at an event to launch the latest item in the ACA Toolbox – the new Short-Form Architect-Client Agreement.

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2017-04-02

What should you pay your staff?

What Should You Pay Your Staff?

3 April 2017

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2017-04-02

Procuring Architectural Services

Procuring Architectural Services: An Industry Discussion Paper

28 March 2017

Join the ACA – WA for a discussion event to launch our Industry Discussion Paper on Procuring Architectural Services on April 12.

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2017-03-19

ACA Qld NT

ACA - Qld/NT Update

20 March 2017

The ACA – Qld/NT has already hosted two of its monthly events for the year, with a series of site visits, roundtables and lunch forums still to come.

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2014-02-09

ACA Qld NT Events 2017

Queensland Calendar of Events

20 March 2017

ACA – Qld has a full program of site tours and discussion events planned for 2015. 

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2017-03-19

Part of the Territory?

Part of the Territory? A response from the ACA

20 March 2017

Poor workplace cultures and conditions are bad for everyone – employee, employer and the wider profession. David Wagner responds to one recent account. 

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2017-03-20

LOng hours

Go Hard or Go Home!

20 March 2017

Lee Hillam reflects on the long-hours culture in architecture.

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2017-03-14

ACA – SA

News from ACA - SA

19 March 2017

The ACA – SA's latest update features a strong program of events and advocacy for 2017. 


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2017-03-18

Time off in lieu changes

Time off in Lieu - New Rules

19 March 2017

A surprise decision by the Fair Work Commission now requires employers to calculate time off in lieu (TOIL) at a rate of 1.5 hours for each hour of overtime worked for employees being paid at the Award rates.

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2017-03-18

Catherine Baudet

Congratulations Catherine Baudet

19 March 2017

Catherine Baudet's decades of advocacy for women in architecture has been recognised with the Paula Whitman Prize for Leadership Gender Equity. 

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2017-03-18

Contracts and How to Survive Them

Contracts and How to Survive Them

19 March 2017

Making contracts work for you. In the April ACA Insight national webinar Wendy Poulton and Natalie Sullivan outline key issues in contracts, and provide some tips on how to negotiate them. 

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2017-03-14

ACA WA 2017

ACA - WA Update

18 March 2017

Best practice in procurement is top of the agenda for the ACA – WA this year, with several initiatives planned.

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2017-03-14

ACA NSW ACT 2017 update

ACA - NSW/ACT Update

18 March 2017

A series of roundtable discussions and the launch of two important business tools will be the focus of the ACA – NSW/ACT in coming months.

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2017-03-14

Research in practice

Research in Practice

14 March 2017

John Held reflects on conjunctions of research and practice in a talk presented at the Australian Institute of Architects Flipped Forum, which asked ‘Can practice lead research?’

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2017-03-07

Leadership

Wanted: More women at the top

8 March 2017

Women make great leaders, but a seat at the top table is often elusive. Emma Williamson explores the obstacles women face on the road to the top.

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2014-03-31

White Card Training

White Card Training

2 March 2017

White Card training for staff of ACA – SA member practices. 

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2017-02-16

LEOS

Learning Environment Opportunity Study

17 February 2017

ACA – SA has been working closely with the SA Department of Education and Child Development to introduce a new type of planning study for schools.

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2017-02-16

News from SA

News from SA

17 February 2017

There is a lot planned in SA for 2017. John Held provides an update. 

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2017-02-16

NEC Update

An update from the ACA National Executive Committee

17 February 2017

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2017-02-17

ACA Insight

ACA Insight - the National Webinar Program

17 February 2017

ACA Insight – the National Webinar Program gives all members the opportunity to join a national discussion on the business of architecture.

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2017-02-16

ACA Insight 2017 program

Announcing the ACA Insight 2017 Webinar Program

17 February 2017

The ACA is delighted to announce the 2017 ACA Insight National Webinar Program. Put the dates in your diary now!

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2017-02-17

The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.

The Future of Practice: The architectural firm as a design knowledge ecosystem.

17 February 2017

What is the future of architectural practice? In the first ACA Insight national webinar for 2017, Dr Peter Raisbeck argues that practices need a major rethink and a new focus on design knowledge ecosystems. 

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2017-02-15

Design WA

Design WA Submissions

16 February 2017

ACA – WA has submitted responses to four Design WA documents and policies.

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2017-02-16

Kieran Wong

The ACA and the Institute - Distinct but Complementary

16 February 2017

An interview with ACA – WA President Kieran Wong about the ACA and potential collaborations with the Institute of Architects. 

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2016-12-14

SA Seasons Greetings

SA 2016: A year in review

15 December 2016

President John Held reports on a busy year for ACA in South Australia. Membership has risen, there’s generally a better vibe about the amount of work around.

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2016-12-15

Managing mental health

Managing Mental Health

15 December 2016

David Springett reports on the recent NSW ARB workshop looking at mental health in architecture. 

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2016-12-14

WA 2016 Seasons Greetings

WA 2016 Update

15 December 2016

It has been another busy year for the ACA in WA. President Kieran Wong gives an overview in his speech from the 2016 President's Cocktail Party.

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2016-12-15

ACA QLD NT UPDATE

ACA - Qld/NT Roundup

15 December 2016

It's been busy at ACA – Qld / NT lately! We present a roundup of activity and introduce two committee members.

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2016-12-15

Qld/NT Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings from Qld/NT

15 December 2016

President Mark Williams reflects on a successful and busy year for ACA – QLd/NT.

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2016-12-14

Vic Tas 2016 Update

Vic/Tas 2016 Update

15 December 2016

President Paul Viney outlines the achievements of ACA – Vic/Tas for 2016.

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2016-12-14

ACA Financial Training

ACA Financial Training

15 December 2016

Greg Isaac provides an overview of the recent financial training program undertaken by all ACA elected members.

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2016-12-15

Do unto others

Do Unto Others

15 December 2016

ACA National President Steve Kennedy wishes all well, and urges architectural practices to look forward to 2017 with 'optimism for ourselves but also with optimism and generosity towards our staff'. 

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2016-12-15

NSW ACT 2016 update

NSW/ACT 2016 Update

15 December 2016

Agi Sterling, ACA – NSW / ACT Vice President, reflects on a successful year.

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2016-12-14

Save the date

Save the Date - The Future

15 December 2016

Celebrate the new year with industry colleagues and Queensland's future leaders - your recently registered architects.

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2016-11-10

ACIF Nov 2016 forecasts

ACIF Forecasts - November 2016

10 November 2016

ACIF has released is Construction Industry Forecast for November 2016.

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2016-11-09

ACA SA November 2016

ACA - SA November 2016

10 November 2016

Advocacy and action continues apace in South Australia.

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2016-11-09

2016 AGM

ACA 2016 Annual General Meeting

10 November 2016

2016 ACA Annual General Meeting – Monday 12 December.

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2016-11-09

Katherine Ygosse

Introducing Katherine Ygosse

10 November 2016

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2016-11-09

M4D

Business Conditions Survey Findings

10 November 2016

Management by Design records a positive outlook in the recent survey.

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2016-11-10

Knowledge Futures

Knowledge Futures: Future Proofing the Architectural Firm.

10 November 2016

Do we want a downstream future or an upstream one? The choice is ours, and the consequences are far-reaching. Peter Raisbeck outlines two scenarios.

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2016-11-10

ACA WIRE
What Do Clients Think of Architects?

Outcomes of the RIBA survey on client attitudes are mostly positive, with most clients pleased with their projects overall and rating architects' design skills highly. Less positively, architects work in managing the process was less well rated and contractors were less satisfied than other clients. The report includes a discussion of implications and opportunities, which will provide useful reading for architects in Australia also.

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2016-11-08

ACA President's Cocktail Party

ACA - WA President's Cocktail Party

8 November 2016

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2016-11-08

QUT Site Tour

QUT Creative Industries Site Tour

8 November 2016

Join ACA – Qld / NT on the last site tour of 2016 – QUT Kelvin Grove Creative Industries Precinct 2. 

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2016-10-25

Complaints and conduct forum

Complaints and Conduct Forum

26 October 2016

Join the NSW ARB at a forum exploring how complaints against architects work, what can be done to avoid them, and what to do it if happens to you. 

 

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2016-10-23

Catherine Townsend

Welcome Catherine Townsend, new president of the AACA

24 October 2016

The ACA welcomes the appointment of Catherine Townsend as President of the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia. 

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2016-10-23

SuperStream

SuperStream

23 October 2016

Are you using SuperStream yet? The extended deadline for businesses with less than 20 employees to start using this ATO system is 28 October. Cbus provides a guide to help you get started.

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2016-10-17

NSW ACT election outcomes

ACA - NSW/ACT Election Outcomes

18 October 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – NSW/ACT Committee

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2016-10-17

QLD NT Trivia

ACA - QLD/NT 2016 Architectural Deep Knowledge Award

18 October 2016

Ignite your team's competitive spirit at the ACA – QLD/NT Trivia Night on Friday, 4 November 2016 on the Rooftop of Wesley House, Brisbane.

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2016-10-17

Research in architectural practice

Research in Architectural Practice - 6 ways for architects to create upstream knowledge

18 October 2016

How can your practice amplify its research capability? Peter Raisback suggests six strategies. 

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2016-10-17

Vic Tas Election outcomes

ACA - VIC/TAS Election Results

17 October 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – VIC/TAS Treasurer.

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2016-10-17

2016 ACA Qld NT election results

ACA - QLD/NT Election Outcome

17 October 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – Qld/NT Committee.

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2016-10-17

ACA WIRE
Architects and mental health

"This review has highlighted the lack of data and knowledge in relation to the mental health and wellbeing of architects. It has highlighted a number of characteristics of work and education of architects that are strongly associated with increased risk of developing mental health problems."

As part of an ongoing project, the NSW Architects Registration Board has now released a literature review of material relevant to architects and mental health.

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2016-10-17

ACA WIRE
Employee / Contractor Decision Tool

The ATO has a simple online tool to help you find out whether your worker is an employee or contractor for tax and super purposes. 

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2016-10-14

DAP changes

ACA - WA Welcomes Changes to the DAP System

14 October 2016

ACA – WA welcomes the announcement of amendments and improvements to the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) process in Western Australia by the Hon Donna Faragher MLC, Minister for Planning; Disability Services.

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2016-10-13

Ensuring Australia's BIM Future

Ensuring Australia's future in BIM

14 October 2016

It's essential that Australia has a consistent approach towards BIM implementation, ensuring its future growth can support international opportunities, argues Rebecca De Cicco.

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2016-10-06

Give SA graduates a chance

Give SA graduates a chance!

6 October 2016

South Australia produces some great architecture graduates. ACA – SA argues that they should also have the chance to design buildings for their universities as they proceed with their careers.  

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2016-09-21

LOCAL CONTENT

Local Content

22 September 2016

Specifying local content is important to South Australia's economy. A recent ACA – SA Round Table explored the issue with Industry Participation Advocate Ian Nightingale.

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2016-09-23

 ACA WA Members Luncheon

ACA - WA Members Lunch

22 September 2016

The next ACA - WA luncheon is on October 21.

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2016-09-21

Suits vs designers

Business Suits vs. Designers: Why architectural practice is going down the gurgler

21 September 2016

Peter Raisbeck argues that the false opposition between design and business is crippling architecture. We need to bridge the divide to ensure the ongoing viability of the profession.

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2016-09-11

Local Content

ACA SA Roundtable - Local Content

12 September 2016

Join ACA – SA for a roundtable discussion on the benefits of specifying local, featuring industry participation advocate Ian Nightingale.  

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2015-09-16

ACA Insight Download

ACA Insight - Download!

31 August 2016

Continue learning after the ACA Insight National Webinars – download the presentations here. 

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2016-08-30

ACA WIRE
Why Architecture Graduates Do Not Register as Architects

“Australia is not making the most of its architecture skills base because gender-based issues appear to be deterring female graduates from completing their registration as architects; gaining suitable employment is also a factor in non-registration for men and women.”

A paper by Susan Shannon, Naomi Webb, Yishu Zeng and Jenna Holder, based in a study of South Australian graduates.

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2016-08-28

ACA Vic Tas Election

ACA - Vic/Tas Election Notice

29 August 2016

Nominations are now open for the ACA – VIC/TAS election for Branch Treasurer.

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2016-08-19

SA August update

ACA - SA August Update

19 August 2016

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2016-08-16

People @ architecture

People @ architecture - national webinar

16 August 2016

Laraine Sperling focuses on the people of architecture for the August 2016 webinar.

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2016-08-12

ACA NSW ACT Election Notice

ACA - NSW/ACT Election Notice

13 August 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA – NSW/ACT elections.

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2016-08-07

Becoming a B Corp

Becoming a B Corp: Using business for the power of good

8 August 2016

Lee Hillam outlines the process of becoming a B Corp and the benefits that flow from it.

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2016-08-04

DPTI Prequalification survey

ACA - SA: DPTI Prequalification and Contract Changes Survey

5 August 2016

South Australian architects, please take our survey about the SA government prequalification system for consultants, builders and trades.

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2016-08-03

WA DAP + DAC

ACA - WA Survey - How effective are DAP and DAC processes?

4 August 2016

What are your experiences of the WA Development Assessment Panel (DAP) and local authority Design Advisory Committees? Please tell us at a panel discussion on 29 August.

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2016-08-04

 Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

Coomera's new Indoor Sports Centre

4 August 2016

The August ACA – Qld/NT site visit is to one of the first buildings completed for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

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2016-07-26

Vale Stephen Ashton

Vale Steve Ashton, 1954 - 2016.

27 July 2016

The Association of Consulting Architects pays tribute to Stephen Ashton, who passed away on Monday 25 July, 2016.

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2016-07-26

Housing Affordability

Living Affordably

27 July 2016

Projects and practitioners delivering on the challenge of Affordable Housing – the Planning Institute Australia and Community Housing Federation of Victoria present a forum to discuss planning for housing affordability.

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2016-07-19

ACA Qld/NT election

ACA - Qld/NT Election

19 July 2016

Nominations are now open for the 2016 ACA – Qld/NT elections.

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2016-07-19

ACA - Qld/NT July Update

19 July 2016

Two events coming up this month from ACA – Qld/NT.

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2016-07-14

SA stimulus

SA State Budget Stimulus Package

15 July 2016

The SA 2016–17 Budget features a major stimulus package for the construction industry, with $500 million allocated to upgrade school facilities. This is an opportunity for architects to show leadership and work collaboratively to deliver outstanding educational facilities. 

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2016-07-14

WA election

ACA - WA Election Outcomes

14 July 2016

Welcoming the 2016 ACA – WA Committee

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2016-07-13

2016 National Salary Survey

2016 National Salary Survey Webinar

14 July 2016

What are current pay rates in the industry? Gill Matthewson presents analysis of the 2016 ACA National Salary Survey results for the July National Webinar.

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2016-07-12

Nightingale

Future Housing: the Nightingale Model

12 July 2016

Come along to a discussion of the Nightingale Model and the future of housing by James Legge of Six Degrees, presented by ACA – SA and the SA Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. 

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2016-06-28

ACIF 2016 Policy Priorities

ACIF Policy Priorities 2016

29 June 2016

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released its 2016 Policy Priorities, calling for the establishment of an Australian Centre for Procurement Excellence, with the primary objective of building stronger relationships between government and business. 

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2016-06-18

SA Pres report

ACA - SA 2016 President's Report

19 June 2016

It’s been another busy year for the SA branch of the ACA. Membership has increased and feedback is positive.

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2016-06-18

WA lunch

WA Lunch

19 June 2016

Join ACA – WA for lunch on Friday June 24 to mix and mingle with fellow members. 

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2016-06-19

NSW BEMP

NSW BEMP

19 June 2016

NSW BEMP, on 11 August 2016, asks "How can we deliver quality urban living?"

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2016-06-15

Embracing technological change

Where to From Here: Embracing technological change

15 June 2016

Is architecture on the verge of the greatest change in centuries? Ceilidh Higgins looks to the future and predicts disruption of epic proportions. Part of the ACA's Where to From Here series.

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2016-06-15

Promising outlook

Where to from here: A promising outlook

15 June 2016

A rapidly changing profession brings fresh opportunities for flexibility and specialisation, says emerging architect Emily Chalk.

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2016-06-08

Michael Hegarty

Where to From Here: Clients Drive Collaboration and Consolidation

8 June 2016

Michael Hegarty reflects on the rise of the integrated architecture and engineering practice, arguing that we need to reframe design as process that is essential to client needs.  

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2016-06-01

Fastrack pathways to registration

Fast Track Pathways to Registration

2 June 2016

The AACA has introduced two fast track pathways to registration for experienced practitioners.

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2016-05-19

Where to Next

Architecture's State of Play: Where to Next

20 May 2016

Michael Pilkington takes a close look at the ACA – SA State of the Profession research, and argues we must take a ‘let's make the cake bigger’ approach to both practice and the way serve the community, “because, simply, we can and we do live fundamentally for some kind of human-betterment”. 

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2016-05-18

Federal Budget Internship program

Federal Budget New Internship Program

19 May 2016

The 2016 Federal Budget includes an internship program. Details are scant, but the ACA is keeping a watching brief on the initiative and what it means in relation to the Architects Award.

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2016-05-18

Award review

Award Review

19 May 2016

The ACA is seeking members’ input into the upcoming review of the Architects Award.

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2016-05-18

Where to From Here

Where to From Here: It's Not Even Architecture

19 May 2016

As young practitioners and thinkers deeply invested in our profession's future, Jenna Holder and Athanasios Lazarou consider the issues and make a strong call for collective action. Part of the ACA's Where to From Here series, which invites reflections on the recent ACA SA State of the Profession research. 

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2016-05-18

Where to from here

Where to From Here? The View From an Emerging Practice

19 May 2016

Sonia Sarangi and Michael Smith of Atelier Red and Black argue that we need to understand and 'own' the changes facing the profession, to help make them work for rather than against us. 

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2016-05-18

ACIF Forecasts

ACIF Forecasts - May 2016

18 May 2016

The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released its building and construction industry forecasts for May 2016.

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2016-05-10

Budget Impact Survey findings

2016 Budget Impact Survey - Findings

16 May 2016

The results of this year's ACA Federal Budget Impact Survey.

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2016-05-02

NCC 2016

National Construction Code 2016

2 May 2016

The 2016 National Construction Code is in effect from Monday 2 May, 2016.

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2016-04-23

Brand and Marketing for Architects

Brand Marketing for Architects

24 April 2016

Join Lindy Johnson at the next ACA – Qld/NT lunchtime event as she outlines the importance of brand and marketing to architectural practices.  

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2016-04-18

SA research findings

SA State of the Profession - the research is in

19 April 2016

We now know a great deal more about architectural practice in South Australia – three reports provide a comprehensive account of the state of the profession and the opportunities and challenges for the futur

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2016-04-19

ACA SA April

ACA Action in SA

19 April 2016

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2016-04-17

Announcing the ACA Toolbox

Announcing the ACA Business Toolbox and ACA Salary Calculator

18 April 2016

The ACA BUSINESS TOOLBOX provides members with the essential resources to effectively and easily operate their businesses.

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2016-03-10

SA March 2016

ACA - SA March 2016

10 March 2016

Procurement, research, registration and roundtables – a brief update on a very active month at ACA – SA.

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2016-03-10

QWB

Event report: Queens Wharf

10 March 2016

Queens Wharf Brisbane: Envisioning the Heart of a “New World City” – a report on ACA – Qld/NT’s February 2016 event.

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2016-03-10

ACA WA Luncheon

ACA - WA Luncheon

10 March 2016

Join ACA – WA for the ACA luncheon.

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2016-03-10

Switch off the Lights 2

Switch off the Lights - Part 2

10 March 2016

How do you shut down an architectural practice? The ACA presents the second webinar on how to close a business.

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2016-02-07

New plans and ongoing projects

2016 - New Plans and Ongoing Projects in SA

7 February 2016

Welcome to 2016! We hope this year brings good news for architects and for South Australia!

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2016-02-07

Architects in SA

Architects in SA - A view from the census

7 February 2016

Architects in SA – A View from the Census is the first report on the Australian architectural profession to look at census data over time. 

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2016-02-06

Get involved

2016 with ACA - Queensland / NT

7 February 2016

Warmest wishes for 2016 from ACA QLD/NT!

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2016-02-06

Continuity and Change in WA

2016 - Continuity and Change at ACA - WA

7 February 2016

New ACA – WA President Greg Howlett introduces himself and ACA plans for 2016.

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2016-02-05

2016 – Optimism and Promise

2016 - A Year of Optimism & Promise

5 February 2016

ACA National President, Steve Kennedy, welcomes members to an optimistic 2016.

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2016-02-05

SA Roundtable

ACA - SA Roundtable: Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide

5 February 2016

Have you used ACA's Architects' Time/Cost Calculation Guide? Come to the ACA – SA Round Table, hear all about it and give us your feedback.

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2016-02-03

Why Switch off the LIghts?

Why switch off the lights?

4 February 2016

Why run a webinar on closing down an architecural practice? Isn't that just too depressing? Well, no. Michael Neustein explains.

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2016-02-02

Paul Pholeros_Taylor and Hinds Architects

Vale Paul Pholeros, 1953-2016

2 February 2016

The ACA notes with great sadness the loss of Paul Pholeros.  

 

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2016-01-20

Switch off the lights

Switch off the Lights!

21 January 2016

How do you shut down and architectural practice? The ACA presents two webinars on how to close the curtains and switch off the lights.

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2015-12-03

December 2015 Update

ACA - SA December Update

4 December 2015

The last SA update for 2015. (Have you done the State of the Profession Survey yet?)

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2015-12-03

Welcome New Qld Architects

Christmas Drinks

3 December 2015

ACA – Qld/NT's Christmas drinks celebrated the states' new architects, as well as kicking off the festive season.

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2015-12-02

WA President's Cocktail Party

WA President's Cocktail Party - with pics!

3 December 2015

ACA – WA's Cocktail Party farewelled Richard Young and welcomed Greg Howlett as the new President. 

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2015-12-02

Free Trade Resources

Free Trade Resources

3 December 2015

The Federal Government has developed a set of resources to help businesses make the most of the free trade agreements signed with South Korea, Japan and China. 

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2015-12-02

Harper review – response

Australian Government Response to the Competition Policy Review

2 December 2015

An update on the Australian Government’s response to the “Harper Review” into competition policy.

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2015-12-02

Simon Hanger

Thank you Simon Hanger!

2 December 2015

Enthusiastic, committed and generous, Simon Hanger is retiring from the ACA after sixteen years of service.

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2015-11-05

ACA SA NOvember

ACA - SA November Update

6 November 2015

An update on SA activities for November 2015.

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2015-11-05

Jill Garner

Congratulations Jill Garner

6 November 2015

The ACA congratulates Jill Garner on her appointment as Victorian Government Architect.

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2015-12-02

President's Cocktail Party

WA President's Cocktail Party

6 November 2015

Richard Young invites WA members to the President’s Cocktail Party.

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2015-11-04

AusSearch ACA

ACA + AusSearch

5 November 2015

‘AusSearch for ACA Members’ is an online service that enables fast and efficient searching for the documents you need for site analysis and property services.

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2015-11-04

Thanks Richard Young

Farewell Richard Young

5 November 2015

The ACA wishes Richard Young, the current ACA – WA President, well in his retirement, and welcomes Greg Howlett as the new WA President.

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2015-11-04

Farewell Peter Barda

Farewell Peter Barda

4 November 2015

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2015-11-03

Drinks on the rooftop

ACA - Qld / NT Christmas Drinks

4 November 2015

You deserve an early finish! Come along to the ACA – Qld / NT Christmas Drinks to celebrate a successful year and the promise of an even better year in 2016.

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2014-02-10

Fee proposal workshop

Fee Proposal Workshops

4 November 2015

Blue Turtle is offering ACA members a discount on its Fee Proposal Workshops being held around the county in November.

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2015-11-04

What will we do with all the architects?

What Are We Going to Do with All the Architects?

4 November 2015

Steve Kennedy contemplates the future and the coming challenges to the architectural industry in Australia. 

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2015-10-27

Business of Architecture 3

Business of Architecture - Part Three

27 October 2015

Join Robert Peake for the last webinar in his important and engaging series on the Business of Architecture. 

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2015-10-21

Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts

Building Information Modelling, Procurement & Contracts

22 October 2015

Does BIM require or benefit from new contract provisions and new procurement models? Find out at a breakfast talk by Professor David Mosey in Perth on 13 November.

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2015-10-13

Managing non-compliance

Managing Non-Compliance

14 October 2015

Join ACA – Qld/NT for a panel discussion about managing non-compliance. 

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2015-09-16

Exporting architecure

Exporting architecture

27 September 2015

Please take the ACA’s quick survey on practices working internationally. Do you currently undertake work abroad? Are you interested to? What challenges do you face? How might government best support you?

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2015-09-16

ACA Malaysia

ACA Malaysia

17 September 2015

Our colleagues in Malaysia have established the Association of Consulting Architects Malaysia!

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2015-09-16

Architects on fire

Architects on Fire and Architectural Deep Knowledge Award

17 September 2015

Come along to Architects on Fire and contest the 2015 Architectural Deep Knowledge Award.

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2015-09-21

BIM - Archictects' Trojan Horse

BIM - the Architects' Trojan Horse

17 September 2015

Peter Barda argues that BIM offers a way for architects to regain their role as trusted advisor.

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2015-09-16

The Business of Architecture

The Business of Architecture - Part Two

16 September 2015

Join Robert Peake for part 2 of his important series on the Business of Architecture, where he will discuss financial control, profitability and team you need around you. 

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2015-08-12

ACA – SA August 2015 update

ACA - SA August 2015 Update

13 August 2015

News from ACA – SA.

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2015-08-13

NSW Government Advocacy

NSW Government Advocacy

13 August 2015

An update on ACA – NSW / ACT advocacy with the NSW state government.

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2015-08-13

ACIF July Forecasts

ACIF Forecasts - July 2015

13 August 2015

ACIF has released its latest forecasts. 

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2015-08-13

The Benefit of Design

Galaxy Poll - the Benefits of Good Design

13 August 2015

The AACA Galaxy Poll finds that the community understands the value that good design brings and the importance of involving qualified and experienced designers in public buildings.

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2015-08-13

Compulsory CPD

CPD now Compulsory in Victoria

13 August 2015

The ARBV advises that continuing professional development is now compulsory in Victoria. 

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2015-08-11

Challenges Facing the Professions

The Challenges Facing the Professions

12 August 2015

Join Raymond Spencer, chair of the SA Economic Development Board, at the August ACA – SA Roundtable.

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2015-08-10

Streamlining the Tender Process

Streamlining the Tender Process

11 August 2015

Join ACA – Qld/NT for a lunchtime presentation by Damien Stokes and John Wheeler from Stokes Wheeler about ensuring your tender processes are efficient and effective. 

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2015-08-10

ACA Insight

The Business of Architecture

10 August 2015

The business of running an architectural practice requires ongoing focus from leaders. For the September National Webinar, Robert Peake runs through the main elements of running a business.

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2015-08-06

Outsourcing?

To Outsource or not to Outsource?

7 August 2015

ACA – WA's August seminar looks at the complexities of outsourcing. Book now!

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2015-07-21

July 2015 update

ACA - SA July 2015

21 July 2015

An overview of activities in South Australia this month.

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2015-07-21

Investing in Cities

Investing in Cities

21 July 2015

A new report from ASBEC – Investing in Cities – calls for action by at all levels of government “to increase the productivity, prosperity and liveability of Australia’s cities”. 

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2015-07-21

AACA OQA

New AACA Overseas Qualification Assessment Process

21 July 2015

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has recently revised the Overseas Qualification Assessment, resulting in a simpler and more direct process.

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2015-07-21

AACA Comparison

Architecture in Australia - International Comparisons

21 July 2015

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has launched a new online matrix enabling the comparison of registration requirements in Australia and elsewhere. This is complemented by an overview of the Australian architecture industry.

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2015-06-12

June Update

ACA - SA June Update

13 June 2015

John Held updates members on ACA – SA activities and discussions. 

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2015-06-12

Free Trade seminars

Free Trade

13 June 2015

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2015-06-12

Dialogue with Planners

A Dialogue with Planners

13 June 2015

The ACA – SA June Round Table presents a conversation with Planners.

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2015-06-12

Members Luncheon

Members Luncheon

13 June 2015

Join ACA – WA for the June Members Luncheon

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2015-06-13

VBA

Non-compliant materials

6 June 2015

The Victorian Building Authority is contacting building practitioners – including architects – to identify the possible use of non-compliant building material in the construction of buildings in Victoria. 

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2015-06-01

Coincraft survey

What is the Biggest Problem you Face Running Your Business?

1 June 2015

Help Coincraft out by taking their short survey.

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2015-05-23

2015 budget survey findings

Findings - 2015 Federal Budget Impact Survey

23 May 2015

The ACA’s 2015 Federal Budget Impact Survey sought to better understand what the budget means for architectural practices and the profession. 

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2015-05-23

2015 Budget Survey Analysis

What does the 2015 Federal Budget mean for architecture?

23 May 2015

The message from the 2015 Federal Budget Impact Survey is clear – some short-term gains for some, but few long terms benefits.

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2015-05-14

SEPP 65

SEPP 65 update

15 May 2015

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2015-05-12

ACA SA MAY UPDATE

May News from ACA - SA

12 May 2015

ACA – SA President John Held provides an update for May 2015.

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2015-05-12

New Architects Regulations

Architects Regulations 2015

12 May 2015

New Architects Regulations in Victoria come into effect 19 May.

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2015-05-12

BIM demystified

Event Report - BIM Demystified

12 May 2015

A brief report on the recent ACA – Qld/NT event, BIM Demystified.

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2015-05-12

ACIF WEBINAR

Project Team Integration: Realise the potential of BIM

12 May 2015

Register now for the free ACIF webinar on BIM.

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2015-05-12

Unfair contracts

Unfair Contract Terms

10 May 2015

The Federal Treasury has committed to extending unfair contract protections to small businesses. Mario Dreosti provides an overview. 

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2015-04-12

Champions of Change

Champions of Change

15 April 2015

Sydney-based representatives from top Australian architecture practices have signed up for the first Male Champions of Change program in architecture. Leone Lorrimer reports on the launch event, the initiative, and what it means for Australian architecture. 

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2015-04-13

PPP

Public Private Partnerships For Procurement

13 April 2015

PPP projects do not always deliver all that is claimed – and architects rarely benefit. Ann Gorey reflects on the perceived advantages, claimed benefits and actual costs of this common procurement method.  

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2015-04-11

Authority and expertise

The Gap Between Authority and Expertise - BIM and Government Procurement

12 April 2015

John Held reflects on the importance of the educated government client and architects who have a sophisticated understanding of the client organisation.

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2015-04-11

SA April Update

ACA - SA April update

11 April 2015

John Held outlines recent and upcoming events and activities.

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2015-04-11

BIM demystified

The Devil is in the Data - BIM demystified!

11 April 2015

Let's talk about BIM... Join ACA – Qld/NT for lunch and a presentantion on BIM and what it means for your practice.

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2015-04-11

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

11 April 2015

ACA – WA invites members to the Succession Planning seminar conducted by Steve Goddard.

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2015-04-11

Harper Review

Harper Review

11 April 2015

Mario Dreosti outlines the sections of the Competition Policy Review that are of immediate relevance to the profession.

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2015-04-08

ACA Insight 1

Professional Services Subconsultants

8 April 2015

The first ACA Insight National Webinar for 2015 looks at agreements for Professional Services Subconsultants.  

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2015-03-10

ACA SA March update

ACA - SA March Update

11 March 2015

An update on all things ACA – SA. 

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2015-03-10

More for Less

More for Less

11 March 2015

A new report from Consult Australia argues that there are many opportunities for better and more efficient procurement of professional services on government projects. 

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2015-03-06

Strategic Plan Update

ACA Strategic Plan - An Update

7 March 2015

The ACA has achieved an enormous amount since it released a new Strategic Plan, in 2012. National President, Steve Kennedy, outlines the achievements to date. 

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2015-03-07

UQ Oral Health Centre

UQ Oral Health Centre - Site Visit

7 March 2015

The UQ Oral Health Centre explores new boundaries in teaching, research and clinical practice – Ben Doolan reports on the ACA – Qld/NT visit.

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2015-03-07

Information Advocacy & new architects

Information, advocacy and new architects

7 March 2015

ACA – WA welcomed new members at a lunch event that saw Steve Kennedy reflect on the role of the ACA in addressing issues facing the profession through information and advocacy.  

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2015-03-06

AACA Trilateral Agreement

New Trilateral Agreement between Australia, Canada and New Zealand

7 March 2015

A new agreement signed by the AACA means that experienced registered architects can be recognised in all three countries. 

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2015-02-19

State of the Profession

The State of the Profession

19 February 2015

ACA wins Architectural Practice Board of SA Research Fellowship to research the state of the profession

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2015-02-09

QLD/NT Update

News and events from ACA - Qld / NT

10 February 2015

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2015-02-09

Construction market report

Construction Market Report

9 February 2015

What are the economic forecasts for your state? The ACIF Construction Market Report is out now.

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2015-02-08

Susan Shannon

A Changing Profession

9 February 2015

All professions grow, mature and change – Susan Shannon draws on her extensive body of research to reflect on registration and the shifting shape of the profession.

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2015-02-02

Vic Tas 2015

Welcome to 2015

3 February 2015

Simon Hanger welcomes ACA – Vic/Tas members to the year ahead. 

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2015-02-02

The Year of Procurement

2015 - The Year of Procurement

3 February 2015

Steve Kennedy announces the ACA Year of Procurement, and argues for the value of enjoying what we do. 

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2014-12-14

The Changing World of Architecture

The Changing World of Architecture

15 December 2014

Leigh Robinson reports on the ACA – WA discussion event.

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2014-12-14

Business savvy archi-prenuers

Wanted! Business-savvy archi-preneurs

15 December 2014

Reflecting on the opportunities ahead, Jane Cameron argues that we need to explore different modes of practice and new ways to recognise competance, and to design new business models.  

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2014-12-14

10 Challenges 10 Actions

Ten Challenges / Ten Actions

15 December 2014

Leone Lorrimer outlines ten challenges facing architecture and ten actions we can take to turn these challenges into opportunities.  

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2016-08-30

Is Everyone Experiencing This?

Is Everyone Experiencing This Right Now?

15 December 2014

Design fees, scope creep, government projects: Alexandra Howieson reflects on the state of the nation.

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2014-11-20

Deskilling and Reskilling

Deskilling and Reskilling

21 November 2014

John Held reflects on deskilling and reskilling in the profession. Have architects lost the role of ‘trusted advisor’? What do low registration rates mean and what skills do we need to be effective in the future?

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2014-11-12

The Anganwadi Project

The Anganwadi Project

13 November 2014

The ACA is pleased to announce its support of The Anganwadi Project.

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2014-11-10

2014 AGM

2014 Annual General Meeting

10 November 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Association of Consulting Architects will be held on Monday 24 November 2014 in Launceston.

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2014-11-09

What makes a City

What Makes a City?

10 November 2014

The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP, NSW Minister for Finance and Services, launched the Sydney Architecture Festival with an impressive speech about the role of architects in the making of innovative cities.  

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2014-11-06

The Changing World of Architecture

The Changing World of Architecture

7 November 2014

The way we deliver projects is changing at an ever-increasing rate. Are we keeping up?

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2014-11-05

Fee Structures and Productivity

Fee Structures and Productivity Output

6 November 2014

How do we improve practice profitability? Job-by-job, day-by-day. Greg Wines reports on the discussion at the ACA – Qld/NT’s November event. 

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2014-11-04

ACA SA October Update

News from South Australia

5 November 2014

ACA – SA President, John Held, with an update on recent on recent discussions around procurement, limits of liability and other issues. 

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2014-11-04

Building and Construction Campaign

Building and construction campaign

5 November 2014

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2014-11-04

Architecture and Journalism

Architecture and Journalism - not so different after all

5 November 2014

Michael Bleby reflects on architecture and journalism.

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2014-11-03

To BIM or not to BIM?

To BIM or not to BIM? What a Question!

4 November 2014

How might the industry encourage clients to take up BIM?

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2014-11-03

Construction happiness index

Do We Need a Construction Happiness Index?

4 November 2014

John Held on happiness, mental health and the construction industry.

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2014-11-02

Welcome David Bridgman

Welcome David Bridgman

3 November 2014

ACA – Qld/NT welcomes David Bridgman. 

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2014-11-02

Message from Mark Williams

Message from Mark Williams

3 November 2014

Mark Williams, the new ACA – Qld/NT President, provides an update in activities and plans. 

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2014-11-02

Social media strategy

Social Media Strategy and Your Business

3 November 2014

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2014-10-07

Architects and Quantity Surveyors

Architects & Quantity Surveyors Event Report

8 October 2014

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2014-10-06

September Update

ACA - SA September Update

7 October 2014

This month’s activities in South Australia.

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2014-10-06

Social media strategies

Social Media Strategies That Get Results

7 October 2014

Join ACA – Qld / NT to learn how to reach clients on social media in a strategic, time effective way.

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2014-10-06

Architects on Fire

Architects on Fire

7 October 2014

A report on the ACA – Qld/NT event.

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2014-10-07

Site tour report

Architecture and Healing

7 October 2014

A report on the ACA – Qld/NT site tour to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. 

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2014-10-06

SEPP 65 consultation

SEPP 65 Consultation

7 October 2014

Have your say on proposed changes to NSW’s SEPP 65 – Design Quality of Residential Flat Development.

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2014-10-07

Infrastructure Q

Infrastructure Q

7 October 2014

The Infrastructure Q Directions Statement from the Queensland Government.

 

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2014-10-04

Vale James Earle

Vale Jim Earle

5 October 2014

Farewell to Jim Earle from ACA – Vic/Tas. 

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2014-09-15

No more best and final offer

No More 'Best and Final Offer' in Qld!

14 September 2014

The Queensland Government has removed ‘Best and Final Offer’ processes from all tendering procedures. 

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2014-09-10

Intellectual property for architects

Intellectual Property for Architects

10 September 2014

The first ACA Insight National Webinar addresses the complexities of Intellectual Property for Architects.

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2014-09-04

ACA Qld NT election

ACA - Qld/NT Election Notice

4 September 2014

Welcome to the new committee for ACA – Qld/NT.

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2014-09-04

ACA Website

Strengthening our voice

4 September 2014

The ACA website six months on.

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2014-09-04

Annual Members Lunch

Congratulations to Queensland's new architects

4 September 2014

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2014-09-04

Site tour

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital Site Tour

4 September 2014

Save the date for the ACA – Qld/NT's next site visit to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.

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2014-09-04

Riverfire

Architectural Quiz and Riverfire Event

4 September 2014

Join ACA – Qld/NT for the inaugural Architectural Quiz and Riverfire event.

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2014-09-04

Mark Trotter

Thank you Mark Trotter

3 September 2014

Mark Trotter has made a remarkable contribution to the ACA and the wider profession.

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2014-09-01

ACA SA August update

ACA - SA August Update

2 September 2014

The August monthly update from ACA – SA. 

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2014-09-03

Fixed fee scale

New Fixed Fee Scale from Victoria's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

2 September 2014

Good news on architects fees from Victoria.

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2014-09-01

Architects and Quantity Surveyors

Architects & Quantity Surveyors

2 September 2014

The next ACA – SA Roundtable brings together architects and quantity surveyors. 

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2014-09-02

Setting architectural fees

Architectural Fees: what, how and where to...

2 September 2014

Antony Di Mase canvasses the complexities of setting fees and the valuing of architectural work, arguing that we need consensus on how fees are determined. 

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2014-08-24

ACA WIRE
Price is positively correlated with the value perceived by clients

“In times when every practitioner is struggling with price-down pressures, these research findings are as vital as life blood itself.”

This blog post by professional services consultant George Beaton draws on his company's research about profesional services in general, but architects should find it useful in the current tight fee environment.

Link

2014-08-24

ACA WIRE
The Technology Paradox

“For architects, technology isn’t about productivity. Keeping up with technology is a way for firms stay competitive in the marketplace.”

Interesting article by Daniel Davis on The Architect, which argues that standard measures of productivity are not very helpful when considering architectural work and output. Instead Davis suggests that “we should reconsider what it means to be productive in the construction industry as well as the benefits that technology affords our practices, our clients, and society as a whole”.

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2014-08-21

Design – does it need a policy?

Design - Does it need a Policy?

21 August 2014

How do we ensure the community reaps the benefits of a well-designed built environment? Peter Barda considers what types of policy might be effective. 

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2014-08-04

Supporting Working Parents

Supporting Working Parents

5 August 2014

What does the recent Human Rights Commission report mean for architectural businesses?  

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2014-08-04

Welcome new members

Welcome new ACA members

4 August 2014

The ACA is delighted to welcome new members across Australia. 

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2014-08-03

Farewell

Farewell from the ACA - Vic / Tas

4 August 2014

Thanks to John Castles, Jim Earle and Struan Gilfillan for their long commitment to the ACA and the profession.

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2014-08-04

ACA SA July Update

July Update

4 August 2014

It is always busy at ACA – SA. John Held outlines recent events and activities.

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2014-08-04

Architects and Builders

Builder and Architects - Event Report

4 August 2014

Architects and Builders, the July ACA – SA Round Table, canvassed a broad range of matters. Ian Hore outlines the key discussion points.

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2016-08-30

Architecture and New Media

Architecture and New Media

4 August 2014

The next ACA – Vic/Tas event sees Andrew Maynard and Justine Clark offer their perspectives on architecture and contemporary media. 

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2014-08-04

Into the abyss – fee cutting and architecture

Into the Abyss

4 August 2014

Does excessive fee-cutting mean the profession is presiding over its own demise? George Zillante outlines the issues. 

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2014-07-31

What are we doing to ourselves?

What are We Doing to Ourselves?

31 July 2014

Nic MacCormac reports on a vibrant discussion in Perth on architectural business issues, changes in the industry and how we can adapt to them.

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2014-07-31

Risky business

Risky Business

31 July 2014

ACA – QLD/NT’s July lunch forum in Brisbane, titled ‘Risky Business – a claims overview’, focused on claims trends and recent observations.

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2014-07-27

Unfair contract terms

Unfair Contracts Consultation Submission

28 July 2014

The ACA’s submission to the Treasury consultation on Extending Unfair Contract Term Protections To Small Businesses. 

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2014-07-21

Thanks Cbus

2014-07-16

ACIF UPDATE

ACIF Update

17 July 2014

John Held reports on the recent Australian Construction Industry Forum meeting. 

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2014-07-17

Public infrastructure

Public Infrastructure Report

17 July 2014

The ACA welcomes the release of the final inquiry report of the Productivity Commission into Public Infrastructure.

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2014-02-02

Client risk management

Event Report: Client Risk Management

17 July 2014

What potential risks might clients present? What are the warning signs? What strategies and structures can architects use to reduce risk? 

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2016-08-30

EUreka

The Future of the Industry - Architecture and Engineering

17 July 2014

What is the future for architecture and engineering? Management for Design's next event canvasses the issues. 

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2014-07-09

Pay equity workshop

A Practical Guide to Pay Equity

10 July 2014

How do you ensure pay equity in your business? The WGEA is conducting a series of workshops to help.

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2014-07-08

VicSmart

VicSmart

9 July 2014

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2016-02-06

ACA Vic Tas Presidents Report

ACA - Vic/Tas President's Report, 2014

8 July 2014

Simon Hanger, ACA – Vic/Tas President, outlines the branches achievements and activities over the past year, along with initiatives for the coming year.

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2014-07-08

ACA Qld and NT unite

ACA Qld and NT unite

8 July 2014

Welcoming ACA – Qld / NT!

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2014-07-08

Risk and Disability Standards

Negotiating the Risk in Disability Standards

8 July 2014

What are the risks involved with disability standards? An event report on ACA – Qld’s lunchtime forum. 

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2016-02-06

ACA – WA Pres Report

ACA - WA President's Overview, 2014

7 July 2014

Richard Young, President of ACA – WA, summarises activities of the past year.

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2014-07-07

What are we doing to ourselves?

What are We Doing to Ourselves?

7 July 2014

ACA – WA's next discussion event asks the tough questions!

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2014-07-07

Improving Productivity

Improving Productivity in Construction

7 July 2014

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2016-02-06

ACA Qld Pres Report

2013-14, a Year of Achievement for ACA - Queensland

6 July 2014

ACA – Qld President Geoff Street reports on activities, events and initiatives of 2013 – 14. 

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2014-07-06

Have a voice. Join the ACA

2014-07-06

NSW Presidents Report

The ACA in 2014

6 July 2014

Steve Kennedy, ACA National President and ACA – NSW/ACT President, gives an overview of the year.

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2014-07-06

 Construction Professionals Forum

SA Construction Professionals Forum

6 July 2014

Advocacy in South Australia continues apace through the Construction Professionals Forum.

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2014-07-07

Architects and Builders

Architects and Builders Round Table

6 July 2014

The next ACA – SA Roundtable brings together architects and builders to discuss changes and developments in the industry.

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2014-05-13

NSW water meters

Plan ahead for new water metering requirements in NSW

6 July 2014

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2014-06-25

Congratulations Steve Kennedy

Congratulations Steve Kennedy!

26 June 2014

Steve Kennedy, ACA National President, has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for his sustained, long-term work for the good of the profession.

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2014-07-08

ACA SA Pres Report

SA President’s Report, 2013 - 2014

17 June 2014

John Held, ACA – SA President, reports on the previous year and on plans for the future.

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2014-05-30

ABC Site visit

ABC Site Tour - Report

31 May 2014

A report on ACA – Qld's site visit to the ABC Headquarters

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2014-05-30

UNfair contracts

Unfair Contract Terms

30 May 2014

The Australian Government is investigating the use of unfair terms in contracts, with the intent of providing better proteaction for small business. Have your say in the consultation phase. 

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2014-05-30

ACA Qld lunchtime forum

Negotiating the Risk in the Disability Standards

30 May 2014

ACA – Qld's next lunch forum sees guest speaker Bryce Tolliday address the issue of risk in disability standards.

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2014-05-23

Budget survey analysis

The Canary Sings - Architectural Practices Concerned About the 2014 Federal Budget

23 May 2014

What does the federal budget mean for practices, the profession and society? 

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2014-05-17

one-minute budget survey

2014 Federal Budget Impact Survey

19 May 2014

Take the ACA's one-minute survey on the impact of the Federal budget

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2014-05-14

Federal budget

2014 Federal Budget

14 May 2014

What does the 2014 Federal Budget mean for the business of architecture? We provide initial key points and a roundup of coverage so far.

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2014-05-13

ACA update

Report from ACA National Executive

13 May 2014

The National Executive met in Adelaide at the beginning of May to review the past year and plan for the future.

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2014-05-13

Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry

Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry

13 May 2014

The new ACIF policy on Design and Construction for a Sustainable Industry was led by ACA – SA President John Held.

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2014-05-13

ACIF Forecasts

New ACIF Forecasts - ACA Member Discounts

13 May 2014

ACA members are offered a 25% discount on subscriptions to the new ACIF Customised Forecasts Dashboard. 

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2014-05-13

Lawyer, financiers, architects report

Lawyers, Financiers, Architects

13 May 2014

How can financiers, architects and lawyers find better and fairer ways of working together? Ian Hore reports on a recent ACA – SA round table discussion.

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2014-05-02

Head in the cloud

Head in the Cloud

3 May 2014

Is it reassuring or not to be told there are many definitions for ‘the Cloud’? Dean Wood reports and reflects on a recent ACA – WA event.

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2014-04-22

A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

A Reminder About Unpaid 'Interns'

22 April 2014

The ACA is concerned to note that some architectural practices are advertising unpaid ‘internship’ positions that appear to be unlawful.

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2014-03-31

CPD Webinars

CPD Webinars - Insurance

1 April 2014

Two webinars from ACA – NSW/ACT on PI insurance. 

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2014-02-06

Health & Safety in the Workplace - Get Involved!

Health & Safety in the Workplace - Get Involved!

30 March 2014

Anna Piatkowska invites members to help develop a set of guidelines on architects’ duties as employers under health and safety legislation.

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2014-03-29

Procurement, PTI, BIM

ACIF & APCC collaborations

30 March 2014

ACIF and the APCC have a number of projects underway relating to procurement, project team integration and BIM.

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2014-03-29

OHS scheme review

Government Review of the OHS Accreditation Scheme

30 March 2014

A discussion paper and the terms of reference for the review of the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme are now available.

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2014-03-27

Lawyers, Financiers & Architects

Lawyers, Financiers & Architects

28 March 2014

Save the date for another ACA – SA Roundtable.

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2014-03-27

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Tour, lunch & talk

28 March 2014

ACA – SA has a bumper member event planned for May 5. Save the date now. 

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2014-03-26

New ACA Partner - Building on Air

New ACA Partner - Building on Air

27 March 2014

The ACA's new partnership with Building on Air provides further opportunity to develop the discussion about business and architecture.

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2014-03-25

Unions Royal Commission

Unions Royal Commission

25 March 2014

The terms of reference have been released for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

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2014-03-23

Embracing technology

Is Cloud the Answer?

24 March 2014

ACA Qld's April lunchtime forum offers members an opportunity to understand the main drivers behind cloud migration.

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2014-03-21

NSW ARB Research Grant

NSW ARB Research Grant

14 March 2014

Do you have an 'innovative and forward-looking' proposal for research into the value of good design and the state of the profession? The NSW Architects Registration Board is calling for submissions for its 2014 Research Grant. 

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2014-03-25

PI Insurance

New Insurance Agreement re AS 4122

13 March 2014

A new agreement with Planned Cover means that architects insured with it after 17 March are automatically covered for the current version of AS 4122 – 2010.

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2014-02-25

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Celebrating 50 years of ACA - SA

26 February 2014

ACA – SA celebrates 50 years with an event at the SA Architecture Museum.

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2014-02-25

ACA - SA Advocacy - February update

ACA - SA Advocacy - February update

26 February 2014

ACA – SA has kicked off 2014 with energy and enthusiasm. John Held provides an update on recent advocacy and initiatives.

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2014-02-25

National Competency Standards in Architecture

National Competency Standards in Architecture Forum - a precis

25 February 2014

David Wagner reports on the National Competency Standards in Architecture Review Forum.

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2014-03-18

Building a Business

Building a Successful Architectural Business

21 February 2014

In the first ACA – Vic/Tas event for 2014 Charles Justin will discuss building a successful architectural business, including reflections on his own career and businesses.

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2014-02-18

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Design Island

19 February 2014

Jack Birrell reports on the TADA Awards, a new program firmly establishing Tasmania's creative presence.

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2014-02-12

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50 Years of the Association of Consulting Architects - SA

12 February 2014

The year 2013 marked 50 years since the inauguration of the organisation that became ACA – SA. David Hassell outlines the aims and major activities of the organisation over its first half-century.  

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2014-02-09

Brisbane Supreme and District Courts Site Tour 2

Brisbane Supreme & District Courts

10 February 2014

ACA – Qld's first event for 2014 is a site tour of the new Brisbane Supreme and District Courts by Architectus and Guymer Bailey. 

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2014-02-10

ACA WIRE
The first rule of architectural fees is that you don't talk about architectural fees.

Interesting essay about fees in the US, the need for better business models and smarter approaches to compensation. From Architect magazine.

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ACA WIRE
What is ACA Wire?

The conversation about architecture and business is picking up momentum internationally and locally. ACA Wire explores and filters this material, providing you with direct links to interesting discussions elsewhere.

If you come across something we should include please get in touch. 

2014-02-10

ACA WIRE
Starting your architecture practice

Mihaly Slocombe has written a series on what you need to know to set up practice. Topics include: Chutzpah, Clients, Identity, The Law, The Studio, Electronics, Cashflow, Support Team, Community, and The Future. Their engaging blog, Panfilocastaldi, includes a range of posts about the business of architecture, as seen through the eyes of a newish, youngish practice. 

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2014-02-05

Australia's Second Most Overrated Degree?

Australia's Second Most Overrated Degree?

6 February 2014

A response to recent mainstream media reportage claiming that architecture as Australia's second most overrated degree. 

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2014-02-06

ACA WIRE
6 Qualities That Make Architects Ideally Suited to Lead Collaborative Integrated Teams

An essay by Randy Deutsch that argues that architects need to rethink and redefine their role if the profession is to survive. 

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2014-02-03

AIA Compensation report

AIA Compensation Report

3 February 2014

The American Institute of Architects' 2013 Compensation Report.

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2014-02-02

ARBV Update

ARBV Update

2 February 2014

An update from Simon Hanger on the integration of the ARBV into the new Victorian Building Authority.

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2014-02-02

The Year in Review: ACA Finance

ACA Finance

2 February 2014

Jack Birrell provides an update on ACA’s financial activities over 2013.

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2014-02-02

HR Policies Protecting your frontline intelligence

Event Report: HR Policies

2 February 2014

Your human resources policies and procedures are in place, but are they implemented and consistently followed?

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2014-02-05

National Competency Standards in architecture

Event Report: NCSA Review

2 February 2014

A roundtable in South Australia canvassed knowledge of and responses to the National Competency Standards in Architecture in the lead-up to the AACA review.

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2014-02-02

Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot

Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot

2 February 2014

Consult Australia has released its 2013 Workforce Diversity Industry Snapshot. 

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2014-01-30

ACA WIRE
Unfair Dismissal Statistics

The Fair Work Commission has a new webpage showing the statistics for the “results and outcomes of applications for unfair dismissal remedy made under s.394 of the Fair Work Act 2009”.

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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
What do Architects do in a Financial Crisis?

The Autumn 2013 issue of Architect Victoria canvases the question.

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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
American Institute of Architects Foresight Report

The 2014 Foresight Report aims to “highlight key trends and to outline their impact” on architectural business in the US and on current and future practice. It also includes strategies immediately related to business, marketing, operations, practice and design and firm leadership.It is available now from the American Institute of Architects. A PDF version can be purchased for $US 10 from the AIA Store.  

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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
Managing Part-Time Architects

Meaningful part-time work in architecture is a key issue for many, but not all practices know how to manage this effectively. Misty Waters has written about tips for employers and for those returning to work, available on Parlour

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2014-01-29

ACA WIRE
RIBA Future Trends Survey

The RIBA Future Trends survey “monitors business and employment trends affecting the profession” in the UK on a monthly basis.

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2014-01-23

ACA WIRE
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2013-12-09

The State of Play in Tasmania

The State of Play in Tasmania

8 January 2014

Jack Birrell provides an update on things Tasmanian.

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2014-02-04

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SA Workplace Health & Safety Working Group

12 December 2013

A new working group in South Australia aims to rationalise the work health and safety material presented to architects.

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2013-12-12

Graduate Gender Pay Gap

Graduate Gender Pay Gap

12 December 2013

The graduate gender pay gap in architecture is a complicated matter. John Held and ACA – SA aimed to clarify recent poor reporting.

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2013-12-10

Architects & Engineers: Venus & Mars?

Architects & Engineers: Venus & Mars?

10 December 2013

An ACA – SA Roundtable between architects and engineers canvassed a range of topics – the current marketplace, the working relationship between architects and engineers, and education.

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2013-12-09

Thank You Graham Hobbs

Thank You Graham Hobbs

9 December 2013

Mark Trotter recalls the longstanding contribution that Graham Hobbs has made to the ACA and the profession.

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2013-12-09

National Infrastructure Plan

National Infrastructure Plan

9 December 2013

Infrastructure Australia has released the National Infrastructure Plan, a report to the Council of Australian Governments.

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2014-02-04

Productivity Commission Study of Major Project

Study of Major Project Development Assessment Processes

9 December 2013

The Productivity Commission has released the report from its study of major project development assessment processes. 

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2013-12-09

RBA Chart Pack

RBA Chart Pack

9 December 2013

The RBA Chart Pack includes material of interest to architecture and construction.

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2013-12-09

New deal for Urban AU

A New Deal for Urban Australia

9 December 2013

The Urban Coalition report argues that significant investment is needed in Australia’s cities. 

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2013-12-06

Vale Ross Langdon

Vale Ross Langdon

6 December 2013

Jack Birrell pays tribute to Ross Langdon on behalf of the ACA. 

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2014-02-06

WA Architectural Panel - update

WA Architectural Panel - update

3 December 2013

Negotiations continue in WA over the government’s Building Management and Works contracts. Richard Young provides a further update.

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2014-02-03

SA Pres report

SA President's Report

1 December 2013

John Held provides an overview of SA activities in 2013.

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2014-02-02

Government as smart client

Government as Smart Client & Procurement Case Studies

13 November 2013

An excellent guide to procurement from the Office of the Victorian Government Architect.

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2014-02-04

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New Queensland Committee Members

14 October 2013

Welcome to Bruce Forrester and Robert Wesener.

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2013-12-09

ACIF Update

Australian Construction Industry Forum Update

9 October 2013

John Held provides an update on recent ACIF activities.

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2014-02-02

IT Pricing & the  Australia Tax

A Report into IT Pricing

4 September 2013

Why are IT products more expensive in Australia and what is being done about it?

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2014-02-02

Event Report: Succession Planning

Event Report: Succession Planning

16 July 2013

What will your legacy be? Succession planning was the hot topic at ACA – Qld’s last event for 2013.

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